Saturday, January 5, 2019

Snowspeeder Part IV: Small markings

The Snowspeeder filming models in Empire Strikes Back are covered in very small markings. Just like on actual aircraft there are plenty of warning labels and instructions.

Monday, December 31, 2018

3D Printed E100 part III

When I finally got the surface prepped to the point in the graph where satisfaction and impatience for the fun part intersect, I moved on to prime and paint my 3D Printed E100.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

3D Printed E100 part II

Having discovered that Milliput is not the right tool for leveling fillament lines on 3D printed models, I moved on to Tamiya putty. This gap filler comes premixed in a metal tube. Its smell agrees with the vapor warnings on the packaging, so I used it outdoors. It has a much more fluid consistency, with enough viscosity to fill in small gaps.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Snowspeeder Part III: Cockpit Window Details

When I last left off I had just figured out that I should have painted the windows first, then masked over them to begin airbrushing the rest of the model. This last weekend I finally bit the bullet and pulled out my best paintbrush to do the cockpit windows on my Star Wars Legion Snowspeeder.

Monday, December 3, 2018

3D Printed E100 pt I

My brother in law just got himself a 3D printer and wanted to see what I could do with the prints. This is an exciting time for experimentation and exploration.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Snowspeeder part II: Squadron Markings

Having finished the pre-shading and base layer phases on my Snowspeeder, I moved on to adding squadron markings. In Empire, two distinct paint styles can be seen flying over the icy rebel trenches on Hoth. There are speeders with red insignia, and some with grey markings.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Snowspeeder part 1: pre shading

After a bit of a dry spell, I'm happy to report that I made it back to my painting bench!
A vigilant Facebook SW Legion community shared an amazing sale on the T47 Airspeeder, and the deal was too good to pass up. The model takes very little assembly which lets you focus on the painting portion. For this model I am trying my hand at the pre-shading technique
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